System and method for monitoring assets, objects, people and animals utilizing impulse radio

  • US 6,900,732 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2002
  • Issued: 05/31/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A monitoring system comprising:

  • a sensor capable of monitoring a value of a parameter related to one of an asset, an object, a person, or an animal; and

    an ultra wideband impulse radio capable of interfacing with said sensor and further capable of periodically transmitting impulse radio signals conveying information related to said parameter during transmission intervals that are spaced apart in accordance with a predetermined duty cycle.

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